Spring Cleanup Tips

IN THE GARDEN is our monthly blog dedicated to answering your gardening questions, and providing helpful tips to make your landscape transformations beautiful and water saving. We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation though landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the xeric plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In a Box team

Late Winter Planning for Spring Success

IN THE GARDEN is our monthly blog dedicated to answering your gardening questions, and providing helpful tips to make your landscape transformations beautiful and water saving. To read more about this month’s “Overheard In Our Inbox” question, continue below. We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation though landscape change! Submit your question(s)

Caring For Trees: Selection, Maintenance and Pruning

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: How can I keep my trees healthy from year to year? A: In addition to their beauty, trees are treasures that warm our hearts, hold family and personal memories, and

First Frost Yard and Garden Tips

To say this year has been unpredictable is an understatement. One of those surprises was the tied record for the area’s earliest first frost. Although some veggie crops may not have faired so well, the freeze luckily was not a deep freeze requiring a close down of our sprinkler systems or worry over newly planted

Planting Cover Crops to Improve your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What are cover crops and why should I plant them? A: Cover crops, often called “living mulch” or “green manure” are plants that are grown to benefit and or/protect

How To Support Pollinators With Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Why is it important to create pollinator friendly habitats? What can I do to create a garden space that supports local pollinators? A: Pollinators of all sorts are threatened by

Plant Propagation Methods

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  What does ‘propagation by division’ mean? Is that the best way to propagate plants? A: Propagation runs the gamut from planting seeds, all the way through to grafting. Some plants

5 Ways to Xeriscape on a Budget

by Emily Cross Reeves Replacing a grass lawn with low-water, low-maintenance xeriscape seems like a no-brainer to many people who live through the dry, hot summers of Colorado, but somehow we still see grass lawn after grass lawn in neighborhoods across the state. Why? Oftentimes a grass lawn is left alone because people are concerned

Xeriscaping in Colorado: A Step by Step Guide

by Emily Cross Reeves “Xeriscape” has been a buzzword in the drought-ridden west for several years now, but as we face summers that are getting drier and hotter in Colorado, it’s becoming more important than ever to buckle down on replacing water-hungry grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants and xeric gardens. We want to make it

How to Save Money in the Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  What are some ways to cut down on the costs of gardening? A: Yes, gardening can be expensive. Here are several ideas to reduce those costs. 1- Make your